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Welcome to the Inspired Blog

Posted by Emily Bedwell on

Thank you for logging on to the Inspired blog! We are so glad you're here and so glad that you've chosen to take this journey with us. We are planning on having fresh blogs Sunday through Friday each week beginning September 1. As we prepare to begin, I thought I would share one of my favorite...

Happy New Year

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Flip the page. Change the calendar. Make resolutions. Get rid of old bad habits. Start new good ones. Set your goals. Become a better person.   Yeah. The beginning of the year is a great time to reflect on what has happened over the past 12 months and what you would like to have...

Your House is on Fire

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How many jobs have you had in your life time? How many cars or houses or family combinations have you had? Life is full of changes. Just when you think there are things that you can absolutely depend on, life shifts. The Baltimore Colts become the Indianapolis Colts, they decide to build an...

The Birth of Jesus

Posted by Emily Bedwell on

From the Book of Luke, Chapter 2 In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) And everyone went to their own town to register. So Joseph also went up...

Expecting a Miracle

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The time was almost upon them. Soon, Mary & Joseph would be parents. They would bring life into the world, and not just any life. They would bring the Son of God into their world, as an infant. They would teach him to walk and talk. They would dry his tears and tend to his scraped knees...

The Eyes of A Child

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Christmas is always best viewed through the eyes of a child.  Each December when I set up our nativity scene I smile to remember a Christmas when our oldest daughter Emily was very young.  I had placed our nativity scene in its rightful place, with the sheep and shepherds outside...

Pslam 8

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Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory in the heavens.Through the praise of children and infants you have established a stronghold against your enemies, to silence the foe and the avenger.When I consider your heavens, the work of your...

Be with Me

Posted by Elizabeth Moore on

When I think of Mother Teresa I only picture her as a small seemingly fragile old woman, as if she had only ever existed that way. But of course she was a small child once and then a young woman on a mission. When she first heard the call to serve others completely, Mother Teresa (then sweetly...

Adventure

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A boring life is not a satisfactory life for most of us. We want more out of life and if we don’t have it…we seek it!  Sky diving, motorcycling, stock market, the lottery, marriage, and even having children.  And yet, those of us who are Christians have a personal...

Not Always Wonderful

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It's so easy to think of Christmas as this wonderful, happy time of year. It is easy to think of it as a time when people get together with the ones they love, celebrate and have nothing but joy to share. However, that is not always the case. For some people, the holiday season is hard...

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